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Our Staff

Abby Markoe

Executive Director

Abby co-founded SquashWise in 2007 and has served as full-time Executive Director since 2008. She graduated from the Weinberg Fellows Program, a year-long executive leadership program training Maryland’s nonprofit leaders in Board development, fundraising, staffing, and strategic planning. Thanks to this intensive training, Abby is very well positioned to lead SquashWise in its current growth. Abby served as co-captain of the George Washington University women’s squash team in 2002-2003, where she graduated with a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Medicine (2003). She has a background in public health and received a Masters in History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University (2011).

abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org
Office:: (443) 682-7126

Matt Skarzynski

Program Director

Matt is responsible for the incredible academic outcomes we are achieving among our students and the overall strengthening of our academic program. Matt joined SquashWise in 2009 after teaching English at an Islamic boarding school in Malaysia, under a Fulbright Scholarship. Before teaching in Malaysia, Matt was an AmeriCorps Volunteer and later a full-time staff member of the Baltimore Urban Debate League. Matt is a Baltimore native, an aspiring squash player, and a huge SquashWise fan. He has a B.A. from the University of San Diego in International Relations (2006).

matt@baltimoresquashwise.org
Office:: (443) 682-7126    Mobile:: (410) 294-3530

Hope Blinkoff

Deputy Director

Hope has dramatically improved our students’ squash and fitness skills, as well as increased their enthusiasm for physical activity in general. Hope joined SquashWise in 2010 as an Americorps Volunteer through the Public Allies program at the University of Maryland. Now in her 7th year, Hope was promoted to Deputy Director. Hope has a B.A. from Vassar College (Sociology, 2010), where she co-captained the women’s varsity squash team. She is sharing her love of squash and education with SquashWise students!

hope@baltimoresquashwise.org
Office:: (443) 682-7126

Zach Bradley

Squash & Volunteer Director

Zach joined SquashWise first as an AmeriCorps volunteer through Public Allies, and is now in his 5th year as Squash Director. He is a local squash professional with extensive experience coaching youth in the area. He graduated from Gilman and has a B.A. from Tufts University, where he played varsity squash. His responsibilities include coaching, tournaments, and volunteer coordination.

zach@baltimoresquashwise.org
Office:: (443) 682-7126  Mobile:: (410) 245-0766

Olivia Maruca

Middle School Academic Director

Olivia first joined SquashWise as an AmeriCorps volunteer through Public Allies, and is now in her 2nd year working as the Middle School Academic Director. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a double major in Anthropology and Sociology, and a minor in English Literature. Olivia has always had a passion for learning and brings that excitement to the classroom.

olivia@baltimoresquashwise.org
Office:: (443) 682-7126

Emily Rosen

High School Academic and Wellness Counselor

Emily joined SquashWise in 2016 after completing her Masters in School Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014, where she studied Psychology and Human Development. Emily is excited to develop SquashWise’s counseling program.

emily@baltimoresquashwise.org
Office:: (443) 682-7126